Adams Conducts

The LA Phil Creative Chair leads a provocative program, including intense work from Julius Eastman.

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  • Andrew MCINTOSH: Shasta (world premiere, LA Phil commission)
  • EASTMAN: Evil Nigger
  • MARTIRANO: L's G.A. (with projections by Ron Nameth)


  • LA Phil New Music Group
  • John Adams conductor
  • Dynasty Battles piano
  • Michelle Cann piano
  • Joanne Pearce Martin piano
  • Vicki Ray piano
  • Ron Athey politico

About This Performance

Our Creative Chair leads a provocative program including nearly lost post-minimalist music by Julius Eastman, the African-American composer who died homeless at 49. Salvatore Martirano’s best-known work – L’s G.A. (Lincoln’s Gettysburg Address) for gas-masked politico, helium bomb, two-channel tape recorder, etc. – was widely performed in the ’60s and ’70s. Premieres from Young and McIntosh lead off.

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